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August 2020

Webinar – Doing Business Online: Electronic Contracts, Signatures and Records

Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will discuss legal issues in ecommerce, such as using electronic contracts, signatures and records with clients and vendors; state and federal laws; and reducing liability online. REGISTER NOW

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6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store?  Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: -Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify – 8/4 -General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) – 8/11 -Product loading and inventory management – 8/18 -Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) – 8/25 -Theme/Design setup – 9/1 -Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching – 9/8 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Protecting the Company’s “Secret Sauce”: Trade Secret Basics

Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach small business owners how to protect the company’s inventions, ideas and secrets. Attendees will learn the basics of trade secret law; the kinds of information that can be protected as a trade secret; confidentiality requirements; ownership issues; how to avoid losing trade secret protection; and how to avoid violating the trade secret rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – The Top Dropshipping Platforms to Help You Source More Product

Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn: August 20th - The Top Dropshipping Platforms to Help You Source More Product REGISTER NOW

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September 2020

Webinar – Trademark Basics: Can I protect that name, phrase, symbol?

Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will provide small business owners with information on why a “trademark” is a valuable asset for a company to own; how “trademarks” help customers identify goods and services; how to select, use and protect a “trademark”; the importance of doing “search and clearance” activities prior to adoption and use; state and federal trademark “registration”; and how to avoid violating the trademark rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Meetings, Minutes and Motions: Preparing Corporate Documents

Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach business owners of corporations and LLCs how to prepare basic corporate documents, such as statements of information; sending notices and holding director and shareholder meetings, preparing motions and minutes, voting requirements; and other corporate formalities required by the company’s bylaws, operating agreement or by law. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Fall Series – Re-commerce: What is it and how can you leverage it in your E-commerce Business?

Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

E-Commerce Fall Series Featured Topics – Come Ready to Learn: -September 24th - Re-commerce: What is it and how can you leverage it in your E-commerce business? -October 1st - How to Effectively Use Video to Grow E-commerce Sales -October 8th - Email Marketing Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business -October 15th - How to write E-commerce design and development project requirements and how to hire the best developer/designer -October 22nd - How to insure your product photography is optimized to sell products -October…

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October 2020

Webinar – Privacy Policy and Terms of Use: The Basics

Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will discuss the importance of privacy policies and terms of use in ecommerce; relevant state, federal and international privacy laws small business owners should be aware of; drafting a privacy policy and terms of use; and how privacy policy and terms of use clauses can reduce liability. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Fall Series – Email Marketing Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business

Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Email Marketing Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Franchises, Businesses Opportunities and Seller-Assisted Marketing Plans

Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will explain alternative business models such as franchises, “business opportunities” and seller-assisted marketing plans; state and federal regulatory requirements; traps for the unwary (such as how a trademark license could turn into an “accidental franchise”); and strategies for buying and selling these kinds of businesses. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How To Sell…Without Sounding Like A Salesperson

Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Selling is an art form tried by many and mastered by fewer. In business or just starting in business, it’s an opportunity to learn: - How to stand out in the eyes of your prospects - How to select the right group for business leads - How to craft an effective elevator speech - and more! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation

Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will discuss how small business owners can use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to avoid litigation; specific types of ADR such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration; the pros and cons of ADR; how to incorporate ADR clauses into contracts; and state and federal ADR laws small business owners should be aware of. REGISTER NOW

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November 2020

Webinar- E-Commerce Fall Series – How to Help Reduce Fraud in Your E-commerce Business

Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

How to help reduce fraud in your E-commerce business REGISTER NOW

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December 2020

Webinar E-Commerce Fall Series – Return Policy,Privacy Policy and Terms of Service:Why You Need Them

Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Return Policy, Privacy Policy and Terms of Service: Why You Need Them and How to Create Them REGISTER NOW

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Webinar E-Commerce Fall Series – The Top 3rd Party Fulfillment Services and How to Set Things Up

Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The Top 3rd Party Fulfillment Services and How to Set Things Up REGISTER NOW

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Webinar E-Commerce – Headless Commerce:What is it and How Can You Use it to Scale Your E-commerce Business

Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Headless Commerce: What is it and How Can You Use it to Scale Your E-commerce Business REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Business Succession Planning: Seamless Transition

Dec 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Succession Planning is a roadmap to help guide future leadership at a business. Every business, regardless of its size, needs succession planning. Are the right people moving at the right pace into the right jobs at the right time? Leadership Development is a fundamental element of Succession Planning. It can help a company to create a workplace that recruits and retains high quality employees. REGISTER NOW

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